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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Only solidarity can save the euro now

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SUTHERLAND

    ... PETER SUTHERLAND, PROJECT SYNDICATE Peter Sutherland says a pact to do 'whatever it takes' must replace ineffective conditional rescue Only solidarity can save the euro zone now When European Central Bank president Mario Draghi proclaimed that the ECB would do "whatever it takes" to ensure the future stability of the euro, borrowing costs fell for Italy ...

  2. Euro-crisis storm clouds still hanging over HK's economy

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It took just hours following the results of Sunday's Greek election for the markets to realise that the euro crisis is far from over. Despite a bank bail-out last week, ... bought more time for the euro zone. Already, there is talk of the need for a new and bigger bail-out for the Spanish government. And the first thing Greece's new government will have to do ...

  3. Build your own Euro ball

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With Euro 2012 under way, get into the soccer spirit by making your own origami football. Design and colour your ball and send in pictures of your best efforts to feature in our upcoming photo gallery. ...

  4. Germany holds all euro-zone cards

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Euro-zone officials have been discussing preparations by member states for a possible Greek exit. That is a signal to Asia to prepare for an outcome to the euro crisis sooner rather than ... are expected to again reject German-imposed austerity policies in return for a massive bailout. If as a result Greece leaves the euro zone and defaults, the worry would be contagion and pressure ...

  5. Fans scrimp on Euro 2012 action

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Soccer fans have been spending the early hours watching the Euro 2012 matches in Wan Chai's bar district- but you would not have found them sitting ... of the businesses cashing in on the sporting fun, offering meals for around HK$20 as Euro 2012 was played out in Poland and Ukraine. McDonald's spokeswoman Vanesa Luk said that since they had shown ...

  6. Chopin no match for Euro 2012 weather girls

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com State-controlled Guangdong TV surprised the province's soccer fans when it introduced a bikini-clad weather girl for its broadcast of a Euro 2012 soccer ... wearing only a swimsuit. The weather forecast for Euro 2012 venues, which was broadcast just before midnight and lasted several minutes, sparked huge debate among internet users. Mainland ...

  7. All of the goals which took the teams to Euro 2012

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Group A Poland Qualify automatically as host nation Greece Top scorer Kyriakos Papadopoulos Russia Roman Pavlyuchenko Czech Republic Michal Kadlec Group B Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Denmark Nicklas Bendtner Germany Miroslav Klose Portugal Cristiano R ...

  8. Chinese boy, 13, to take on Euro pros

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Castka Thirteen-year-old world junior champion Guan Tianlang will make history next week at the Volvo China Open in Tianjin when he becomes the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event. Guangzhou-born Guan is expected to add to tha ...

  9. Don't fear for your euros, worry about your business

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland A concerned reader writes in to ask how a break-up of the euro would affect businesses in Asia. 'What would happen to the euro deposits in my HSBC account? How would I pay ... tests to ensure its electronic currency trading system is ready to handle Greece's exit from the euro zone and the sudden reintroduction of its former national currency, the drachma. So how ...

  10. Euro may survive one default but not the next

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Union survived until 1991. Many pundits find themselves in the same situation today with regard to the euro. They say it could collapse any day now, and that the European Union itself may ... day now. The second is a collapse of the euro, triggered by a Greek default. That would plunge Europe back into recession, and cause chaos in the financial markets. The third is the collapse ...




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